Table of Contents
Despite having left her royal life and official duties behind along with her husband Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has left and is continuing to leave quite a mark on royal fashion. With her simple yet striking style, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is quickly joining other members of the royal family, namely Princess Diana and Princess Kate, with the titles of fashion icons.
Here is just a brief look at Meghan Markle’s style evolution and just a few of the best outfits Meghan wore so far.
During her time as a working royal in the UK, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, often wore dresses by local designers. Among Meghan’s favourite fashion brands included Victoria Beckham, Emilia Wickstead, Strathberry, and Stella McCartney.
At the 2013 New York Fashion Week, the future duchess and former actress wore an olive green short-sleeved dress. The gold metallic sandals Meghan wore and some dainty gold jewellery were a perfect match for the dress’ gold hardware.
Meghan Markle surprised everyone during her visit with Prince Harry to Birmingham when she wore a J. Crew coat. The accessible piece was styled simply but elegantly with a cream turtleneck from AllSaints, Alexander Wang cropped trousers, and shoes by Manolo Blahnik.
At her wedding, the Duchess of Sussex entered Westminster Abbey wearing a beautiful piece designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. The bride wore the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau and accessorised with diamond stud earrings and a simple diamond bracelet, both by French jeweller Cartier.
At the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey, Meghan wore an absolutely stunning green dress by Emilia Wickstead as she finished her final engagement as a member of the royal family. Meghan paired the emerald piece with a matching hat and bag and nude heels to top off the look.
As she and Prince Harry arrived at London’s Canada House, Meghan wore a camel coat, brown turtleneck, and a slip skirt, while Harry wore a suit alongside her.
At the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Queen Elizabeth, the Duchess of Sussex wore a head-to-toe cream look. Her trench coat and skirt were from Dior Haute Couture and her accessories, including her shoes, hat, and gloves were all by Dior.
Prince Harry and Meghan appeared at the Sydney Invictus Games reception wearing a green Self-Portrait dress. The former actress wore it with her Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre blazer, Roland Mouret bag, and Manolo Blahnik heels.
Meghan opted to style her first Royal Ascot look with a swooping black-and-white Philip Treacy hat. Prince Harry accompanied her in a statement-making ensemble of his own, wearing pinstriped pants, a coat with tails, a vest, and a top hat.
The Duchess of Sussex attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall wearing a custom Erdem black brocade dress with a cinched belted waist, a low-cut neckline, and a flared skirt paired with simple black pumps.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an appearance at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala in New York City, where Meghan wore a gorgeous off-the-shoulder midi dress in ivory white.
This long-sleeved custom Louis Vuitton piece was a show-stopper. The look was completed with a blue aquamarine ring once owned by Princess Diana, gold-plated drop earrings from Carolina Herrera, a black Givenchy clutch, and black pumps.
At the Salute to Freedom Gala, Meghan opted for a custom Carolina Herrera dress in a striking red colour with a plunging neckline, while Prince Harry accompanied her on the red carpet wearing a Giorgio Armani suit.
To meet the president of Ireland during her royal tour with Prince Harry, Meghan wore a stunning grey Roland Mouret dress, a version of which she first wore on the night before her wedding. Meghan paired the look with black high heel shoes and a black tote bag and her hair in a chic updo.
On a visit to the Edes House in Sussex, Meghan opted for a sleek monochromatic green look with Stuart Weitzman heels that featured a Hugo Boss leather skirt, putting a bit of a fun twist on the traditional pencil skirt.
Since she was seen in a white button-down shirt in her first appearance as Prince Harry’s girlfriend, the white shirt has since become a wardrobe staple for Meghan Markle. The Duchess wore a Hugo Boss version with a pleated skirt when she attended the 2019 Wimbledon ladies’ singles finals.
To honour Clare Waight Keller, her wedding dress designer, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards. The pregnant royal appeared on stage wearing an elegant custom Givenchy one-shoulder gown.
At the opening ceremony of the One Young World Summit, the Duchess of Sussex was seen wearing a bold all-red outfit from the brand Another Tomorrow. She paired her stylish ensemble with matching red Aquazurra heels and simple gold jewellery.
At a garden party at Buckingham Palace, Meghan wore a blush pink Goat dress topped with a Philip Treacy hat over a sleek side bun.
The Duchess of Sussex arrived at the Royal Academy of Art in London’s Piccadilly to see the “Oceania” exhibit. Meghan opted to wear a black Givenchy dress with beautiful sheer puff sleeves and a pencil skirt shape for the occasion.
The Duchess chose a pale pink Prada dress paired with a small black bag from the Italian brand when she attended the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards opening ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the Australian Geographic Society Awards in Sydney, with the latter in a tea-length black and white gown by Oscar de la Renta that featured bird designs.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived at Royal Albert Hall to attend the Mountbatten Music Festival where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen wearing matching attire. Meghan sported a red Safiyaa gown that featured a floor-length cape, puffed sleeves, and a dainty back slip with a matching bag and pumps.
Despite only having adopted royal fashion over the span of a few years, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has definitely made a big impact on royal family style thanks to her elevated and elegant fashion sense.
Whether you love her for her casual or formal fashion, there’s no doubt that Meghan Markle is quickly becoming a style icon for the ages.